Fatal collision 27 October 2016 Bisley Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Last updated 21 February 2017
Bisley Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire (show full map)
Casualties Joe Marchant, 70 (fatality)
Time of incident 2:30pm, 27 October 2016
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle, Car
Incident factors None known
Police details Gloucestershire

Joe Marchant died when he was struck by Daryl Ackland’s car in a narrow residential road in Stroud. At the time Ackland was fleeing police, who had been following as they (correctly) believed him to have no insurance. Ackland had cocaine and benzoylecgonine in his system and was found to be in possession of three cocaine wraps.

Ackland was charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving without insurance. He was remanded in custody and pleaded guilty to both charges to Gloucestershire Crown Court via video link in November 2016. On 24 January 2017 he was sentenced to five years and four months in prison and was banned from driving for six years.